We’re usually finished shopping by now – we’re usually finished all of the Christmas preparations by now. This year, we’re a little behind. We haven’t yet made the trip to look at Christmas lights .
Whether you’ve had a baby, or are simply just slammed with a to-do list, or are in the middle of home renovations, from an Edmonton roofing company, you might be in the same position, Let’s just breathe. I’ll share with you a few of my hacks to make getting ready for Christmas just a little bit easier.
Four Parent Hacks for a Busy Christmas Season
Grocery Delivery | Get those groceries delivered to your house. Save on Foods delivery service is one of my favourite new services in Edmonton. You can order for next day delivery, and have the order delivered to your house for only $7. That’s worth the cost of not dressing up the kids and bringing them outdoors into the freezing-cold, and you’ll probably save $7 avoiding the random things the kids throw into the cart while you’re out. The ordering process is simple, and you can even get free delivery on your first order – just in time for the holidays!
In-store Wrapping | Places like Mastermind Toys offering in-store wrapping help you with the endless wrapping that seems to happen through the holidays and are a great choice for extended family members, or the kids. It saves you time, and wrapping paper, and is one of my favourite services.
Amazon | Still need that last minute gift? Amazon has you covered. There are plenty of gifts to choose from and if you’re a member of Amazon Prime, two day shipping is absolutely free. We signed up for Amazon Prime last year, and it’s often faster for me to order it from Amazon and have gifts delivered, than it is to add the task to my to do list and head out to the store to get it. If you’ve still got out of town parents to shop for, Amazon is a great choice, and you can get gifts delivered (and even wrapped) in time for Christmas.
Take a Day Off | Take a day off this week and finish all of those last minute tasks that are on your to do list. This tip came from a friend who is taking the day off to do just that, and had me thinking about how perfect Friday would be to take the day off, as the kids are still in school. That way, you’ve got Christmas Eve to spend taking part in Christmas activities or getting in a last-minute visit with Santa himself (if you’re brave enough to go to one of the local malls).
What are some of your hacks for getting through the holidays (and the last minute baking and gift shopping)?